SCJ Civil Board rejects AMN’s application over violation of students’ right to vote

The Civil Board of the Supreme Court of Justice (SCJ) has rejected the application filed by the Our Moldova Alliance (AMN) against the Central Election Commission (CEC) over the violation of students’ right to vote, saying it is groundless.
Info-Prim Neo, 10 July 2009, 16:27

2009-07-10/13:49/ Chisinau (IPN) On June 30, the AMN lodged an application with the CEC, asking that the students be allowed to vote at the place where they will be on the election day, not obliging them to submit declarations about the change of address. The CEC rejected the application.

Contacted by Info-Prim Neo, the AMN’s representative to the CEC Nicolae Raileanu said that the party is concerned that a large part of the students with residence visa in Chisinau, but permanent domicile elsewhere did not manage to inform where they will be on the voting day until June 26, as stipulated in a CEC decision. “In that period, the students were preoccupied with the exams,” Raileanu said.

“As we a ccepted that the stamp “Elections 2009” be put in the identity card, no multiple voting will be possible,” the AMN representative said.

Nicolae Raileanu also said that they would appeal the July 10 decision to the Supreme Court of Justice. “We could appeal it event to the European Court of Human Rights as the students who are eligible to vote are hindered from participating in elections.”

The early legislative elections will take place on July 29.